NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #296 ~ 01-15-22]

Pictured: Mick Ronson.

When rock does rear up on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, it almost feels like a cameo appearance, [Mick] Ronson strutting out to take a turn in the spotlight, unfurling a solo or some flourishes at the song’s end. A genius arranger, Ronson fits like a glove with Bowie because they’re both Apollonian in sensibility, all about clarity and control. From his much-praised guitar tone – poised perfectly between clean and distorted – to his contoured riffs, Ronson’s playing has a sculptural quality. A sense of stylised distance is also evident in the way the guitarist moved onstage: striding between legs-splayed poses that act out ‘guitar hero’, a Kabuki-like abstraction of rock-performance codes. Despite his discomfort with having to wear the theatrical costumes, Ronson instinctively grasped what Bowie’s vision required.

— Simon Reynolds, Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and its Legacy.

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THE FIRST SET

Spinners — “Mighty Love” — Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia

Pagadeja Custom Band — “Okpe See” — Afro-Beat Airways: West African Shock Waves (Ghana & Togo 1972-78)

The Pyramids — “Pressure” — Lost Legends of Surf Guitar Vol. 1: Big Noise From Waimea!

The Upsetters — “A Live Injection” — The Complete UK Upsetter Singles Collection Vol. 1

Tommy Neal — “Going To A Happening” — Mod Life Crisis: 60’s Mod Anthems For The In Crowd

Rosnah & The Siglap Five — “Gembira Ria” — Steam Kodok: 26 A-Go-Go Ultrarities from the 60’s Singapore & Southeast Asia Underground

Doctor Mix and The Remix — “I Can’t Control Myself (Version)” — Rough Trade 45rpm

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Nite-Liters — “Itchy Brother” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

The Blue Birds — “Hussani Lal Qalander” — Pakistan: Folk and Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976

The Koobas — “Royston Rose” — Acid Drops, Spacedust & Flying Saucers

Seaboy & Nyame Bekyere — “Tinitini” — Essiebons Special 1973 – 1984: Ghana Music Power House

Velveteens — “Ching Bam Bah” — Fort Worth Teen Scene Vol. 3

Knowledge — “Camouflage” — Straight Outta Trenchtown 1975-1980

Bobby Byrd — “Hot Pants . . . I’m Coming, Coming, I’m Coming” — James Brown’s Funky People (Part 2)

Ibo Combo — “Ti Garçon” — Haiti Direct: Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960-1978

Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm — “Twistin’ the Strings” — Ike’s Instrumentals

Los Crazy Kings — “Crazy Kings” — Greasy Rock ‘N’ Roll Vol. 12

THE THIRD SET

Novak’s Kapelle — “Hypodermic Needle” — Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares

Los Wembler’s De Iquitos — “Mi Negrita” — La Danza Del Petrolero

Albert King — “I Get Evil” — Mod: The Early Years Vol. 2

Black Santiago — “Paulina” — African Scream Contest 2: Benin 1963​-​1980

Funkadelic — “Loose Booty (45 Version)” — America Eats Its Young

Poder Del Alma — “Terciopelo” — Poder Del Alma

Mick Ronson — “Only After Dark” — Slaughter On 10th Avenue

The Sons Of Light — “Land Of Love” — A Place Called Africa: Songs Of The Lost Tribe

THE FINAL SET

Andre Williams — “You Got It & I Want It” — Rib Tips & Pig Snoots: Rare & Unreleased Au-Go-Go Soul, 1965-1971

Franco et OK Jazz — “Azda” — Congo 70: Rumba Rock

Television — “Beauty Trip” — Television

Fruko Y Sus Tesos — “El Brujo Y La Bruja” — Tesura

Skip Ellis — “You’re Bad” — Last Of The Garage Punk Unknowns Vols. 3 & 4

Junior Ross & The Spears — “Bow Down Babylon (Dub)” — Stars 45rpm

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

The Ronettes — “Baby I Love You” — Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #295 ~ 01-08-22]

Pictured: Alemayehu Eshete, “The Ethiopian Elvis.”

The word dreadlocks is a good example. Until the end of the 1950s most Rastas were “beardmen,” but they still cut their hair. Some took to growing uncombed locks, like the Indian saddhus or the Ethiopian guerrillas who took an oath not to cut their hair until Ethiopia was freed from the Italians in the 1930s. Howell himself, his son says, did grow his hair for a short period of time, but did not encourage his adepts to make themselves too conspicuous and subject to victimization. He had only three fierce-looking locksmen guarding Pinnacle; people called them “mountain lions,” like the Ethiopian warriors. It wasn’t until the 1960s that locks became a more common style. 

— Helene Lee, The First Rasta.

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THE FIRST SET

The Trammps — “Scrub Board” — The Northern Soul Story Vol. 2: The Golden Torch

Jo Bisso — “Midnight” — African Disco Experimentals (1974 to 1978)

The Breakers — “Jet Stream” — Strummin’ Mental! Vol. 4

Poder Del Alma — “Bacanal 76” — Mimo / Bacanal 76

The Four Tops — “It’s the Same Old Song” — Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971

Ros Serey Sothea — “Don’t Be Angry” — Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

Cozy Cole — “Cozy’s Mambo” — R&B Hipshakers Vol.3 – Just A Little Bit Of The Jumpin’ Bean

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan — “The Cockroach Stomp” — Malamondo 3

THE SECOND SET

Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters — “Black Panta” — 14 Dub Blackboard Jungle

The Real Kids — “What’s It To You” — No Place Fast

Karamanduka (Cantinflitas) Y Melcochita With “Mag” Peruvian All Stars — “Limoncito” — Acabo Con Lima Huyo Pa’ New York

The Undertones — “Listening In” — The Undertones

Alemayehu Eshete — “Mekeyershene Salawke” — Ernesto Chahoud Presents Taitu: Soul-Fuelled Stompers From 1960s-1970s Ethiopia

The Fabulous Shalimars — “Funky Line – Part 1” — Sock It To ‘Em J.B.: 20 Fabulous Tracks Inspired By James Brown

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou — “Ahouli Vou Yelli” — Volume Two: Echos Hypnotiques (From The Vaults Of Albarika Store 1969-1979)

MFSB — “Family Affair” — Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia

Miguel Angel Fuster — “La Quema De Judas” — Soul Jazz Records Presents Venezuela 70: Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth: Venezuelan Experimental Rock in the 1970s

THE THIRD SET

Little Louie & The Finger Cymbals — “Shirley” — Las Vegas Grind Vol. 7

Orchestre Abass — “Ekule Nugble Nu” — De Bassari Togo

Wire — “Two People In A Room” — 154

Cahit Oben — “Makaram Sarı Bağlar” — Turkish Delights: Beat, Psych, & Garage : 26 Ultra Rarities From Beyond The Sea Of Marmara

Frankie Lee Simms — “She Likes To Boogie Real Low” — ‘Black’ Rock ‘N’ Roll / Savage Kick Vol. 01

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals — “Jubilation Dub” — African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 3

Harmonia & Eno — “Vamos Companeros” — Tracks and Traces

Mokhtar Al Said — “Bayt Al Qadi” — Raks Sharki (Classic Egyptian Dance Music)

Roxy Music — “All I Want Is You” — Country Life

Esuebio y Su Banjo — “Mi Morena Rebelde” — The Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru

THE FINAL SET

Aural Exciters — “Maladie D’Amour” — Spooks In Space

Pamelo Mounk’a — “Youyourou Nyoumba” — Pamelo Mounk’a

The Velvet Underground — “Run Run Run [Alternate Mix]” — Scepter Studios Sessions

The Aggrovators — “Ten Pieces In One” — Rockers Almighty Dub

The Mono Men — “Wrecker!” — Shut Up!

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Phương Tâm — “Ngày Phép Của Lính (A Soldier’s Day of Leave)” — Saigon Surf Twist & Soul (1964-1966)

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #294 ~ 01-01-22]

Pictured: Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers.

There were people I liked, though, like Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers. I never minded seeing them individually or as a band. Dee Dee knew them better because he would do drugs with them, and they were all junkies. When you talk to junkies, it’s hard to have a conversation, because somehow their mind will always be on getting drugs. I’d see Thunders in the street or at a club, and we’d talk. The best conversation I ever had with him was shortly before he died in that New Orleans flophouse in 1991. I saw him at the Limelight in New York a few months before that, and we talked baseball. I always liked him and thought he was one of the most influential guitar players in rock and roll. I would have liked to have done a recording with him, maybe a cover song or something, because I always felt that he was sloppy and always had a band that could be a lot tighter. He would have been better playing with me. I could have tightened up one element of the sound.

— Johnny Ramone, Commando.

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THE FIRST SET

The O’Jays — “Love Train (Original Album Version)” — Philadelphia International Records: 40th Anniversary

Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou — “Ko Guere (Folklore Dendi)” — The Bariba Sound 1970-1976

Travis Wammack — “Scratchy” — That Scratchy Guitar from Memphis

Lester Sterling & Stranger Cole — “Bangarang” — Jamaican Funk Experience

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention — “Andy” — One Size Fits All

Dara Puspita — “Lihat Adikku (See My Little Sister)” — Dara Puspita 1966-1968

IT’S MADISON TIME…

New York Dolls — “Pills” — New York Dolls

THE SECOND SET

Eiko Shuri — “Yé-Yé” — Nippon Girls 1: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-70

Deep Feeling — “Pretty Colours” — Love, Poetry and Revolution: A Journey Through The British Psychedelic And Underground Scenes 1966–1972

Nemours Jean-Baptiste — “Chaise” — A Visit To Haiti

Orville ‘Red’ Rhodes — “Lothario In A” — Velvet Hammer In A Cowboy Band

Sexteto Manaure — “Bajo El Trupillo Guajiro” — Diablos del Ritmo: The Colombian Melting Pot 1960-1985

Bobby Fuller Four — “Never to Be Forgotten [mono]” — LA Gemstones: The Rock Box

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou — “Se Tche We Djo Mon” — The Vodoun Effect: Funk And Sato From Benin’s Obscure Labels 1972-1975

Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers — “Come See About Me” — 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection

Big Joe & The Aggrovators / Revolutionaries — “Living In Sin” — Keep Rocking and Swinging

THE THIRD SET

Little Hooks & The Kings — “Jerk Train” — Show Me What You Got! Sixteen Soul Slathered Sizzlers!!!

Arsenio Rodriguez — “Se Forno El Bochinche” — Nu Yorica Roots! The Rise of Latin Music in New York City in the 1960’s

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers — “I Wanna Be Loved” — L.A.M.F. (The Lost ’77 Mixes)

Meas Samon — “Jol Dondeung Kone Key (Going To Get Engaged)” — Cambodian Rocks

Orgone — “Keep Searching (feat. Tiffany Austin)” — New You Part 2

King Tubby — “Higher Ranking” — King Tubby’s Hometown Hi-Fi Dubplate Specials 1975-1979

J.C. Davis — “The Splib Pt. 1” — Let’s Soul Dance: Black Dance Crazes 1957-1962

Fadoul — “Laylat Al Jadba” — Al Zman Saib

THE FINAL SET

Allen Matthews — “Allen’s Party” — Feeling Nice Vol 2: A Collection Of Super Rare & Super Heavy Funk 45s From The Late ‘60s & Early ‘70s

Sebastien Pynasco & Orchestre Black Santiago — “Sadé” — African Scream Contest 2: Benin 1963​-​1980

The Stooges — “I Wanna Be Your Dog” — The Stooges

Ilaiyaraaja / Vani Jairam — “Thanimayil” — Solla Solla: Maestro Ilaiyaraaja and The Electronic Pop Sound of Kollywood 1977-1983

James Brown — “There It Is, Pt. 1 [Mono]” — Star Time: The Godfather of Soul

Augustus Pablo — “Pablo In Fine Style” — In Fine Style: Original Rockers 7″ And 12″ Selection 1973-1979

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

The Qualities — “Happy New Year To You!” — Sun Ra: The Singles

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #293 ~ 12-18-21]

Pictured: The “5” Royales.

We live in an age in which our Caesars no longer write their own speeches, but instead, like hollow actors, enunciate platitudes written for them, like so much vapid advertising copy. It has been so long since they have elucidated their own honest thoughts that honest thought itself is instinctively shunned as taboo, as something that might alienate the consumer. Much of the writing in magazines – not only about rock ‘n’ roll, but about everything – has taken on that same deadening quality, as if writers were ghostwriting their own thoughts to conform to some norm of taste. “Time [magazine] cries and lets you care.” Fuck that shit. “We Are the World” was not rock ‘n’ roll. It was the sound of Time crying. Maybe real rock ‘n’ roll is impossible in an age of safe sex, an age in which the youth of America seem more driven by venality than by venery, an age in which yellow suspenders are regarded as a sign of power rather than of putzhood.

— Nick Tosches, Unsung Heroes of Rock’n’Roll.

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THE FIRST SET

People’s Choice — “Do It Anyway You Wanna” — Disco 75

Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou — “Abakpé (Afro Beat Bariba)” — The Bariba Sound 1970-1976

Jaguars — “Exit 6” — Las Vegas Grind! Vol. 4

The Young Ones Of Guyana — “Grenada Girl” — On Tour / Reunion

Mutiny — “Lump” — Mutiny on the Mamaship

Los Destellos — “Cumbia Del Desierto” — Sicodélicos

Finey Mo — “Shake That Thing” — Stompin’ 6

Prasai Jaekankaeo — “Mor Khaen Ha Kho” — Paradise Bangkok: The Album

IT’S MADISON TIME…

John Lee Hooker — “She’s Mine” — Vee-Jay 45rpm

THE SECOND SET

Lito Barrientos Y Su Orquesta — “Kijis Konar” — Very Very Well

Chocolate Moose — “Half Peeled Banana” — Fort Worth Teen Scene Vol. 3

The Jokers — “Carioca” — Guitar Boogie

Poder Del Alma — “Mimo” — Mimo

B.T. Express — “Devil’s Workshop” — Non-Stop

Keith Hudson — “Formula Dub” — Playing It Cool & Playing It Right

Erkin Koray — “Fesuphanallah” — The Best of Erkin Koray

Lord Echo — “What Is That Feeling” — Curiosities

Mei Feng With Tony And The Polar Bear Five — “Secretly Love You” — Singapore A-Go-Go Vol. 1

THE THIRD SET

The “5” Royales — “The Slummer The Slum” — Monkey Hips And Rice: The “5” Royales Anthology

Sadun Jabir — “Ashhad Biannak Hilou (I Admit You Are Beautiful)” — Choubi Choubi: Folk And Pop Songs From Iraq

Elvis Costello — “Pump It Up” — This Year’s Model

Nho Balta — “Posse Bronck” — Synthesize The Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica From The Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988

T-Bone Walker — “Two Bones And A Pick” — Savvy Sugar: The Pure Essence Of West Coast Rock & Roll

King Tubby — “Dub with a View” — King Tubby’s Hometown Hi-Fi Dubplate Specials 1975-1979

Blossom Toes — “I’ll Be Late For Tea” — Love, Poetry And Revolution: A Journey Through The British Psychedelic And Underground Scenes 1966–1972

Los Alegres Diablos — “La Motilona” — Diablos del Ritmo: The Colombian Melting Pot 1960-1985

Four Tops — “Bernadette” — Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971

THE FINAL SET

Horace Andy — “Music Dub” — In The Light Dub

The Parliaments — “Don’t Be Sore At Me” — Testify! The Best of the Early Years

Juaneco Y Su Combo — “Me Robaron Mi Runa Mula” — Leyenda Amazónica

Myron Lee & The Caddies — “Aw C’Mon Baby” — Wild Streak Vol. 2

Tabu Ley — “Sey Sey” — Congo: Rumba On The River

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Michael Nesmith — “Marie’s Theme” — The Prison (Original Mix)

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #292 ~ 12-04-21]

Pictured: Davie Allan & The Arrows.

Anyway, the myth—as Joseph Campbell has pointed out repeatedly—is what gives our lives power. Priests used to be the ones who devised the myths, but now artists are doing it. And myths depend on their geography—their places of origin—for their meaning. In other words, you can’t have a myth about kayaks in Peru. In New York you have to have fame to rise from squalor, whereas in L.A. fame is squalor and, for their survival, even the famous look to the Pacific Rim countries for ways to Zen out. In L.A. power is a man alone on a surfboard in a blue atmosphere, walking on water with nothing to do all day but catch waves; in New York power is a limo, the right clothes, the right tables, Leo Castelli, vacations in the South of France (where no self-respecting surfer would last two days because the Mediterranean sucks. I mean, I’ve been to Cannes, and you can’t so much as bodysurf on that ridiculous body of el blando water). The myth of L.A. is Maui. It’s ashrams in India, Tibet, Nepal; Japan in cherry-blossom season; those Japanese woodcuts of mountains, snow, and water. Of course, water means everything if you live in L.A., whereas if you live in New York, water is the least of your problems. In fact, the thing is to avoid water.

— Eve Babitz, “Rapture of the Shallows” from I Used To Be Charming.

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THE FIRST SET

Detroit Emeralds — “You Want It You Got It” — You Want It You Got It

Heads Funk Band — “Money Makes You Happy” — Hard World

The Gamblers — “Moon Dawg!” — Infamous Instro-Monsters Of Rock ‘n’ Roll Vol. 1

Elias Rahbani & Ziad Rahbani — “Bedouin Nights (Al Mahatta)” — Belly Dance Fever

The Move — “California Man” — Message from the Country

Coco Lagos Y Sus Orates — “Descarga Jala Jala” — Mag All Stars Vol. 1: The Best Of The Peruvian Orquestras Of The 50’s & 60’s

Roxy Music — “Editions Of You” — For Your Pleasure

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Smiley Smith — “Voodoo Woman” — Desperate Rock ‘N’ Roll Vol. 5

THE SECOND SET

Cedric Im Brooks & The Light Of Saba — “Sabasi” — Cedric Im Brooks & The Light Of Saba

Davie Allan & The Arrows — “Devils’ Angels” — Devils’ Angels OST

Phương Tâm — “Đôi Tám (Double Eight)” — Saigon Surf Twist & Soul (1964-1966)

Moses Dillard & The Lovejoy Orchestra — “Theme From Lovejoy” — Disco 75

Africa Ritmos — “Agarrem” — Angola Soundtrack 2: Hypnosis, Distortions and Other Sonic Innovations 1969-1978

J.C. Davis — “The Chicken Scratch” — Let’s Soul Dance: Black Dance Crazes 1957-1962

Ice — “Racubah” — Darkest Light: The Best Of Lafayette Afro Rock Band

The Creations — “In the Dark” — A Cellarful of Motown! Vol. 2

Grupo Samoa — “La Chinchilla” — Chicha for The Jet Set

Sadistic Mika Band — “Kurofune (2nd June, Kaei 6)” — Kurofune (Black Ship)

THE THIRD SET

The Chiffons — “Nobody Knows What’s Goin’ On” — Sweet Talkin’ Girls

Orlando Julius with the Heliocentrics — “Love Thy Neighbour” — Jaiyede Afro

Bluestars — “Social End Product” — Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond 1964-1969

Junior Murvin — “Roots Train” — Police And Thieves

Mickey Hawks & The Night Raiders — “Cotton Pickin’” — The Roots Of Psychobilly

Mahasti — “Delam Tangeh” — Goush Bedey: Funk, Psychedelia and Pop from the Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation

Coke — “Na Na” — Florida Funk: Funk 45s from the Alligator State 1968-1975

Kazi Arindam — “Mere Liye Too Bani” — Bollywood Steel Guitar

THE FINAL SET

Funkadelic — “Sexy Ways” — Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

King Tubby — “Step It up in Dub” — King Tubby’s Hometown Hi-Fi Dubplate Specials 1975-1979

Bobby Tucker — “Juking Jiving Woman” — Stompin’ 33

Nyboma & Kamalé Dynamique — “Aicha Motema” — Nyboma & Kamalé Dynamique

The Uniques — “You Ain’t Tuff” — Paula 45rpm

Zohra — “Badala Zamana” — Habibi Funk 015: An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World Pt. 2

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Sun Ra And His Arkestra — “Dreaming” — ‘To Those Of Earth… And Other Worlds’

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #291 ~ 11-27-21]

Pictured: Vadou Game.

”Those who came before us rocked, bumped and grinded. They exuded raw sexuality, riotous anger, and sweaty human realism. They hoovered drugs or angrily rejected them, they humped strangers in club bathrooms in adolescent indiscretion; they broke shit, laughed, cried, partied on rooftops or in warehouses, exorcised cultural demons and personal failures, made spectacles.”

— Paul T. Bradley, “20 Worst Hipster Bands,” LA Weekly (8/2012).

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THE FIRST SET

The Detroit Spinners — “Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me, Girl” — The Definitive Soul Collection

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou — “Akoue We Gni Gan” — The Skeletal Essences of Afro Funk 1969-1980 Vol. 3

The Savoys — “Slappin’ Rods And Leaky Oil” — Mad Mike Monsters: A Tribute To Mad Mike Petrovich Vol. 2

The Skatalites — “Fugitive Dub” — Hugo Mendez Presents Tropical Funk Experience: Island Jump Up: Caribbean Funk, Soul, Reggae, Calypso and Afro Grooves 1968-1975

The New Yorker’s 5 — “Cha Cha Baby” — Ai! Si! Si!: Mambo & Latin Flavoured Rhythm & Blues

Pianonegro — “La Cascada” — Diablos del Ritmo: The Colombian Melting Pot 1960-1985

The Isley Brothers — “This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)” — Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971

Vaudou Game — “Be My Wife” — Noussin

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Park Avenue Playground — “The Trip” — 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60’s Garage And Psychedelia From U.S.A. And Destination Records

THE SECOND SET

Ricardo Eddy Martinez — “Expreso Ritmico” — Cuba: Music and Revolution – Culture Clash in Havana Cuba – Experiments in Latin Music 1973-85 Vol. 2

James McCleese — “Tell Me Why” — Marco 45rpm

Clint Eastwood — “Ganga Smoker” — Step It In A Zion!

Billy Nicholls — “London Social Degree” — 20 Original Mod Classics

Hafusa Abasi & Slim Ali with The Yahoos Band — “Sina Raha” — Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & ’80s

Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm — “Katanga” — Ike’s Instrumentals

Γιάννης Φλωρινιώτης — “Τσιγγανάκι” — Saz Beat Vol. 3: Turkish Rock, Funk, And Psychedelic Music Of The 1960s And 1970s

The Invictas — “The Hump” — The Graveyard Tramps Eat The Forbidden City Dog Food

The Swing West — “Oedo Nakobashi” — Now It’s Eleki Time

The Skiles Brothers — “Theme From T. C.” — Theme From T. C.

THE THIRD SET

Junior Delgado & Augustus Pablo — “Raving Storm Dub” — DEB 45rpm

Teddy and the Rough Riders — “Money and Gold Pt. 2” — Dancehall Stringbusters

Very Be Careful — “El Viajero del Tiempo” — Escape Room

The Rolling Stones — “Come On” — The Rolling Stones

P.M. Pocket Music — “Kack Toi Mor” — Shadow Music Of Thailand

Reigning Sound — “So Easy” — Too Much Guitar

Sookie — “Choco Date” — Africa Airways One: Funk Connection 1973-1980

Sir Stanley — “I Believe I Found Myself” — Chains & Black Exhaust

Ros Serey Sothea — “Kom Kung Twer Evey (Don’t Be Mad)” — Cambodian Rocks

The Shadows — “Flyin’ High” — Surf Guitars Rumble Vol. 1

THE FINAL SET

Alvin Cash & The Crawlers — “Twine Time” — Land Of 1000 Dances Vol. 2

King Tubby — “Hold Them in Dub” — King Tubby’s Hometown Hi-Fi Dubplate Specials 1975-1979

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers — “One Track Mind” — L.A.M.F. (The Lost ’77 Mixes)

Nkwitchoua — “Po Lusi” — Africa Gone Funkee

The Gap Band — “I-Yike-It” — Magicians Holiday

King Nando — “Mama’s Girl” — The Bad Boogaloo: Nu Yorican Sounds 1966-1970

Young-Holt Unlimited — “Doing the Thing” — The Definitive Young-Holt Unlimited

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Charanjit Singh — “Jaaneman Jaaneman” — Eastern Standard Time

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #290 ~ 11-20-21]

Pictured: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins in Mystery Train (dir. Jim Jarmusch, 1989.)

The record [“I Put A Spell On You”] became an underground sensation. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’s vocal hallucinations were perceived as being invocatory of all manner of horrible things, from anal rape to cannibalism. Self-appointed guardians of morality made their displeasure known to the record company (which exhorted, “D.J.’s – Be brave,” in an ad published in the November 24, 1956, issue of Billboard). The record was re-mastered so that its closing groan coda* was censored to a fast fade-out. This measure failed to appease, and the record was in the end banned by most radio stations. The pubescent sleaze-seekers of America, however, continued to buy the record in great numbers. It became a hit without a chart position.

— Nick Tosches, “Horror and the Foot-Shaped Ashtray” from Unsung Heroes of Rock & Roll.

* [As heard at the conclusion of every NCIP episode]

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THE FIRST SET

The Isley Brothers — “Work To Do” — Brother, Brother, Brother

Honoré Avolonto Et L’orchestre Black Santiago — “Dou Dagbé Wé” — Legends Of Benin: Afro-Funk, Cavacha, Agbadja, Afro-Beat 1969-1981

The Outlaws — “Hold Up” — Sleazy Surf! Vol. 2

Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters — “Popcorn” — Eastwood Rides Again

Rosco Gordon — “Just A Little Bit” — 75 MODern Sounds

Phương Tâm — “Bước Giang Hồ (My Wonderful Journey)” — Saigon Surf Twist & Soul (1964-1966)

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins — “What That Is” — The Whammee: 1953-55

Rüya Çagla — “Odana Serdim Halı” — Psych Funk À La Turkish Vol. 1

The Playboys — “Mope De Mope” — The Big Itch 4

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Hasil Adkins — “She Said” — Out to Hunch

THE SECOND SET

Brigth Engelberts and the B.E. Movement — “Get Together” — Booniay!! A Compilation of West African Funk

The Twilights — “Bohemian” — Weirdsville!

Volo Volo De Boston — “Pièce Nando” — Caressé

Martha & The Vandellas — “Dancing In The Street” — Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971

Los Seven Del Swing — “Silencio” — Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72

Ron Nagle — “61 Clay” — Bad Rice

The Marvels — “Rock Steady” — 100% Dynamite!

The Stranglers — “(Get a) Grip (on Yourself)” — Stranglers IV (Rattus Norvegicus)

Ennio Morricone — “The Saloon’s Girls” — Sonny & Jed OST

THE THIRD SET

The Fleshtones — “Right Side of a Good Thing” — Hexbreaker!

Fair Nick Stars — “Arrete Mal Parlé” — Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque

Funkadelic — “Alice in My Fantasies” — Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

Kamal Ahmed & Mehnaz — “Tere Mere Larr Gaye” — Disco Dildar

The Geminis — “Big Brother” — The Jerk Boom! Bam! 4

Alnubia Band — “Kobana” — Egypt Noir: Nubian Soul Treasures

The Madmen — “Do The African Twist Pts. 1 & 2” — Buttshakers! Soul Party Vol. 3

THE FINAL SET

Steve Black — “Precious Time” — Village Boogie!

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band — “Dirty Blue Gene (Alt 3)” — Sun Zoom Spark: Out-Takes

Sinn Sisamouth — “Dance A Go Go” — Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

The Red Crayola — “Hurricane Fighter Blues” — Born Bad Vol. 4

Tappa Zukie — “Double Struggle” — Escape From Hell

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Holger Czukay — “Persian Love” — Movies

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #289 ~ 11-06-21]

Pictured: Charanjit Singh.

LET ART CONTINUE TO BE ENTERTAINING, escapist, stunning, naturalistic and glamorous – but let it also be loaded with information worked into the vapid plots of movies, for instance. Each one would be a more or less complete exposition of one subject or another. Thus you would have Tony Curtis or Janet Leigh busily making yogurt; Humphrey Bogart struggling to introduce a basic civil rights law course into public schools; infants being given to the old in homes for the aged by Ginger Rogers; donut shaped dwellings with sunlight pouring into central patios for all, designed by Gary Cooper; soft clear plastic bubblecars with hooks that attach to monorails built by Charlton Heston that pass over the free paradise of abandoned objects in the center of the city near where the community movie sets would also be; and where Maria Montez and Johnny Weismuller would labor to dissolve all national boundaries and release the prisoners of Uranus. But the stairway to socialism is blocked up by the Yvonne De Carlo tabernacle choir waving bloody palm branches and waiting to sing the “Hymn to the Sun” by Irving Berlin. This is the rented moment of exotic landlordism of Crab Lagoon!

— Jack Smith, Historical Treasures.

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THE FIRST SET

Barry White & Love Unlimited — “Love’s Theme” — Under the Influence of Love Unlimited

Eko — “Ndolo Embe Mulema” — Africa Airways Six (Mile High Funk 1974-1981)

Manuel & The Renegades — “Rev-Up” — Surf-Age Nuggets

Phương Tâm — “Tình Mơ (Dreamy Love)” — Saigon Surf Twist & Soul (1964-1966)

The Capitols — “Cool Jerk” — Sock It To ‘Em Soul: 60’s Club Soul Classics From The Vaults Of Atlantic Atco, Loma Reprise, Stax & Warner Bros. 1963-1968

Prince Far I — “Psalm 49” — Psalms For I

Jimmy Rogers — “Sloppy Drunk” — Chess 45rpm

El Combo Nacional — “Senor Boogaloo (Pt.1)” — Buttshakers Soul Party Vol.13

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Ramrods — “Soul Express (Pt.1)” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

Juaneco y su Combo — “Selva, Selva” — Cumbia Beat Vol. 2: Tropical Sounds from Peru 1966–1983

The Salsoul Orchestra — “Standing and Walking on Love” — The Anthology

Gnonnas Pedro Et Ses Dadjes — “Dadje Von O Von Non” — Legends of Benin: Afro-Funk, Cavacha, Agbadja, Afro-Beat 1969-1981

The Fabulous Cyclones — “Cyclone” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 2

Mohd. Rafi & Chorus — “Phoolon Se Hai Meri Dosti” — Heeron Ka Chor (OST)

Gino Parks — “Fire” — That Cat Was Clean! The Mod Side Of Jazz

Scorpio — “Min Cinga’ Ou” — Ensem’… Ensem’…

The Kinks — “Gotta Get the First Plane Home” — The Kink Kontroversy [mono]

THE THIRD SET

Blue Rhythm Combo — “B.R.C’s Groove” — B.R.C’s Groove

The Five Counts — “Going Away From You” — Last Of The Garage Punk Unknowns Vols.3 & 4

Junior Murvin — “Tedious” — Arkology Reel I: Dub Organiser

Roxy Music — “Both Ends Burning (7″ Mix)” — Singles, B-Sides and Alternative Mixes

Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou — “Dadon Gabou Yo Sa Be No.2 (Afro Beat Dendi)” — The Bariba Sound 1970-1976

The Cramps — “Dopefiend Boogie” — Fiends Of Dope Island

Los Míticos Del Ritmo — “Willy’s Merengue” — Los Míticos Del Ritmo

THE FINAL SET

Ervin Rucker — “Done Done The Slop” — Mad Mike Monsters: A Tribute To Mad Mike Petrovich Vol. 3

Tirogo — “Ajufo” — Float

The Velvet Underground — “I’m Waiting For The Man” — The Velvet Underground & Nico

Jang Hyun — “Pushing Through The Fog” — Beautiful Rivers And Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea’s Shin Joong

The Birds — “Leaving Here” — Our Generation: 75 Mod Classics, A Way Of Life

Charanjit Singh — “Ek Main Aur Ek Too – Bass Guitar (Khel Khel Mein)” — Instrumental Film-Tunes

Bonzo Dog Band — “Karma Sutra” — The Doughnut In Granny’s Greenhouse

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Syrinx — “Tumblers To The Vault” — Long Lost Relatives

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #288 ~ 10-30-21]

Pictured: Lux & Ivy of The Cramps.

“It arose out of Halloween,” revealed Ivy. “We did this photo spread for a magazine called Rip and they wanted us to dress like monsters, a kind of more clichéd thing, for the Halloween issue. We didn’t want to do something so obvious, so we decided that since it’s also the drag holiday, that would be our Halloween testament. The wig Lux is wearing, the white one, is the A Date With Elvis wig. We recycle our clothing!” The album’s visuals also served to indicate to the casual browser that what was contained within was dangerous music; nasty, corrupted rock’n’roll – just how it should be. “I think that’s what’s wrong with rock music today,” Lux insists. “It’s music for adults, it’s respectable and it’s good, and it’s art, and it’s all these kinds of things. That’s fine for music, but people don’t understand the difference between rock’n’roll – which is a lifestyle, a fashion, a music, it’s sexual intercourse – it’s a lot of things, and ‘rock music’ is just merely music. Rock’n’roll is much bigger than that and people confuse rock music with rock’n’roll. Rock’n’roll’s much better.”

— Dick Porter, Journey to the Centre of the Cramps.

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 288 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Big Eric — “Horror Ball” — Polydor 45rpm

Aural Exciters — “Spooks In Space” — Spooks In Space

The Hamburger Brothers — “Omar The Vampire” — Halloween HORROR!

The Cre-Shells — “Dracula” — It’s Monster Surfing Time!

King Horror — “Dracula Prince of Darkness” — Loch Ness Monster

Los Holys — “Campo de Vampiros” — Halloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties a Go-Go

Hot Blood — “Soul Dracula” — Night Of The Vampire

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band — “Making Love To A Vampire With A Monkey On My Knee” — Doc At The Radar Station

THE SECOND SET

Count Down & the Moonsters — “Hindu On A Honda” — Malamondo 5

Bob Ridgley — “The Way Out Mummy” — Lost Treasures! Rarities From The Vaults Of Del-Fi

The Poindexter Bros. — “The Booga Man” — Malamondo 5

The Regal-Airs — “It” — Las Vegas Grind! Vol. 5

Rex Garvin — “Strange Happenings” — Halloween Instrumentals

Jack & Jim — “Midnight Monster Hop” — I Was A Teenage Brain Surgeon

The Deadly Ones — “Monster Surfing Time” — Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Vol. 5

The Magics — “Zombie Walk” — Doo Wop Halloween

The Daringers — “Morgus Creep” — Haunted Halloween

Bill Carter — “Baby Brother” — Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Vol. 5

The Castle Kings — “You Can Get Him Frankenstein” — Atlantic ‘61/’62 Gems from the Vaults: Up On The Roof

Lon Chaney Jr. — “Spider Baby Theme” — Spider Baby OST

THE THIRD SET

Betty Lavett — “Witchcraft in the Air” — Halloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties a Go-Go

Henri Salvador — “Dracula Cha Cha Cha” — Night Of The Vampire

Zacherle — “Dinner With Drac” — Halloween HORROR!

The Hollywood Flames — “Frankenstein’s Den” — I Was A Teenage Brain Surgeon

COOKING WITH VINCENT PRICE…

Kenny & the Fiends — “House On Haunted Hill” — Halloween Instrumentals

The Five Jones Boys — “Mr. Ghost Goes To Town” — Kogar’s Spooky Spectacular

Baron Daemon & the Vampires — “Ghost Guitars” — Halloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties a Go-Go

Round Robin — “I’m The Wolfman” — I Was A Teenage Brain Surgeon

Morgus & the 3 Ghouls [Dr. John] — “Morgus The Magnificent” — The Dr. John Anthology

Miss LL [Louise Lewis] — “Monster’s Bride” — Halloween Hangover…Again

THE FINAL SET

Jah Wobble/Jaki Liebezeit/Holger Czukay — “Twilight World” — How Much Are They?       

The Cramps — “Big Black Witchcraft Rock” — Fiends Of Dope Island

The Drivers — “Dry Bones Twist” — King Records Story: Only Young Once ’62

Christine Pilzer — “Dracula” — Femmes De Paris Vol.1

The Revels — “Midnight Stroll” — Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Vol. 5

Sonny Day and the Tony Ray Combo — “Creature From Outer Space” — Halloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties a Go-Go

Brother Theodore — “Horror of the Blood Monsters” — Lowbrow Vol.1: Sweet Beat

Vampires’ Sound Incorporation — “The Lions And the Cucumber” — Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Vol. 9

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #287 ~ 10-23-21]

Pictured: Jeff Simmons.

Jeff Simmons had a major role [in the film 200 Motels], but at the first script run-through at the Kensington Palace Hotel on 18 January his girlfriend persuaded him that he really should be an important blues player and not fool around with a comedy band. (Even this conversation was taped by Zappa, who released it on Playground Psychotics in 1992.) Jim Pons, the bass player with the Turtles, was flown over to replace him in the group. Wilfred Bramble – who played Paul McCartney’s grandfather in A Hard Day’s Night (1964) – was hired as a replacement for the acting role. After a week, on the last day of rehearsals, he found the obscenities he was required to utter and the general chaos too much, and suddenly ran screaming through the sound stage and never came back.

— Barry Miles, Frank Zappa.

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 287 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Shirley & Company — “Shame, Shame, Shame” — Ministry Of Sound: Anthems Disco

Super Sweet Talks International — “Eyi Su Ngaangaa” — Adjoa

The Rhythm Masters — “Exotique” — That’s Swift! Instrumentals from the Norman Petty Vault

Nahid Akhtar — “Dil Dil-Dil-Dil Sambhaala” — Film Hits

Earl Vince & The Valiants — “Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight” — The Immediate Singles Collection, Vol. 1

Los Yabar Juniors — “Marionetas” — Chicha for the Jet Set

The Whips — “Yes Master” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 2

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Dynamic Batmen — “The Joker Laughs” — Malamondo 7

THE SECOND SET

Sambo — “Woman” — Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul & Calypso Crossover 1969-1979

Ronnie Burns — “Exit Stage Right” — Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond 1964-1969

Baligh Hamdi — “Iskandarani” — Instrumental Modal Pop of 1970’s Egypt

The Key Notes — “Pyramid” — Lin 45rpm

Big Youth — “Trouble In Vaticon” — Nichola Delita 45rpm

Gladys Knight and the Pips — “Who Is She?” — Mojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz Vol. 7 (Give Me Your Love)

Prince Dgibs — “Ogningwe” — Ivory Coast Soul: Afro Funk From Abidjan From 1972 To 1982

Floyd Dixon (w. Johnny “Guitar” Watson) — “Let’s Go Smitty” — West Coast Guitar Killers Vol. 1 (1951-1965)

Shohreh — “To Ke Nisti” — Goush Bedey: Funk, Psychedelia and Pop from the Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation

THE THIRD SET

Alvin Cash — “All Shuffle” — Hip City: Tales from the Funky Side of Town

The Revolutionaries — “Addis Ababa Version” — Channel One Disco Purpose 45rpm

The A-Bones — “Guess I’m Falling in Love” — Daddy Wants a Cold Beer and Other Million Sellers

La Sonora Dinamita — “Mayen Raye” — Ritmo!

Pink Floyd — “Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk” — The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn [Mono]

Joe Loco — “Chua Chua Boogaloo” — Boogaloo Pow Wow: Dancefloor Rendez-Vous In Young Nuyorica

Carl Campbell — “Ooh Wee Baby” — Stompin’ Vol. 32

Ros Sereysothea — “I Want to Shout” — Dengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia

Three Aces & A Joker — “Booze Party” — Sin Alley Vol. 2

THE FINAL SET

Pamelo Mounk’a — “Affaires de Coeur” — Propulsion!

George Clinton with Parliaments / Funkadelic — “Breakdown” — The Singles 1967-1971

Los Orientales De Paramonga — “Lobos Al Escape” — Cumbia Beat Vol. 1

Jeff Simmons — “Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up” — Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up

Lili Ivanova — “Nisan Sakasi” — Turkish One Hit Wonders (1967-1976)

The Mods — “Evil Hearted You” — Fort Worth Teen Scene Vol. 2

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen — “Seeds and Stems Again Blues” — Lost in the Ozone